A rally and Friday prayer in Munich to raise awareness about the lack of mosques in the city center was canceled hours before the start “for security reasons” as far-right groups allegedly promised to show up at the event.
The abrupt cancellation was announced by rally organizer Massi Popal in a Facebook post, who cited “security reasons” as possible far-right violence might pose a threat to “the life and limb of the praying Muslims” and others who decided to attend.
Popal did not pin the blame on any far-right group in particular.
“A few hours ago, it became clear that alongside the hundreds of people who will participate, and the broad support from Muslims, Munich residents and the media, right-wing groups have also been called to action,” Popal wrote. Some 200 people were expected to participate in…
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